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Abracadabra, it's a Magic Show!

Our next "super" program of the Summer is sure to be a big hit with children and adults (of all ages)!  Magician John O'Bryant will be in the Children's Area on Monday, June 15th at 3:00 pm to thrill, delight and amaze with magic, illusions and more!  This program is FREE!  And, don't forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program "every hero has a story"! 

Children's Movie Day!

 Thursday, June 11th at 3:00 pm is the Children's Department first movie day of the Summer!  All ages will enjoy this Disney/Pixar animated movie about Woody, a good-hearted cowboy doll who belongs to a young boy named Andy.  Woody sees his position as Andy's favorite toy jeopardized when his parents buy him a Buzz Lightyear action figure. When Andy's family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz along with the other toys escape the clutches of their neighbor Sid and reunite with Andy. Bring a drink with a lid, we'll provide the popcorn!

Crocodiles in the Library?

The answer to this question is "yes"! It's our first "super" program of the Summer ~ Crocodile Encounter Reptile ShowMonday, June 8th at 3:00 pm, children and adults [of all ages] can come to the Children's Area to meet and learn about baby crocodiles, tortoises, lizards and snakes!  The Chick-fil-A cow will also be here roaming the library, meeting children, taking pictures and having fun starting at 2:30 pm!  Each of these events are FREE and guaranteed to start your week off in a "super" way!  Call 832-559-4235 for more information or access our online events calendar!

Summer Reading Club Begins!

 Monday, June 1st is the start of the annual Texas Summer Reading Club!  This year's theme is "every hero has a story"!  There are reading programs for Babies, Kids, Teens and Adults!  Sign up at  www.HCPL.net and let the fun begin!  Children can read and log books, write book reviews and complete hero quest activities to earn badges on their profile.  After signing up, come to the library for a free "reading is my superpower" stretchy bracelet and then read 10 books or 500 minutes to receive a certificate and free book* (*while supplies last).  But, that's not all!  Every Monday at 3:00 pm, enjoy fun and fabulous shows and every Thursday at 3:00 pm come and watch a movie in the Children's Activity Room (call Library for movie title).  Check out our Summer calendar ~ There's a whole lot of fun waiting for you and your child at the Tomball Library! 

Origami in the Children's Department!

   Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage month at a special Origami Program on Thursday, May 28th at 4:30 pm in the Children's Area!  Have fun learning the ancient art of paper folding and enjoy some Japanese snacks!  This program is limited to 15 children (ages 7 -12).  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot! 

Art Explorers Around the World!

 This month, Art Explorers Around the World will learn about America Artists and create Splatter Art!  There are 2 sessions to choose from:  Monday, May 11th at 1:00 pm or Tuesday, May 12th at 4:30 pm! Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8 - 12).  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot!  Art Explorers does not meet in the Summer months and will resume in September.

Meet Bubbles!

  After a tense week of voting, a decision has been made.  The children have overwhelmingly decided on Bubbles to be the name of our new Beta Fish!  Name or no name, he has been a big hit with the children. Next time you are in the Library, stop  by the Children's Reference desk and visit with him! 

Sensory Sensitive Film Showing

  As we wind down the month of April and Autism Awareness month, we'd like to remind you of a special event the Library will  have this Saturday, April 25th at 11:00 am in room L129.  A Sensory Sensitive Film will be shown ~ the sound is lowered, the lights are left up and you are free to move about.  All are invited to come and enjoy this FREE, fun event with family and friends.  Please call the library for the title of this G-rated Disney movie at 832-559-4200 Don't forget your snacks!

Art Explorers Around the World!

   G'day Mate!  Art Explorers around the World will be "traveling" to Australia this month!  Monday, April 13th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, April 14th at 4:30 pm learn about the "land down under" and create aboriginal dot art Each session is limited to 20 children ages 8 - 12.  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot! 

Autism Awareness Month

  The month of April is Autism Awareness month.  This nationwide effort promotes awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all with ASD, and also strives to assure that each person is provided with every opportunity to achieve their highest possible quality of life. The Library joins in this awareness and shows their support by “lighting up blue” the overhead lighting of the first floor reference area of the library.  And, on Saturday, April 25th at 11:00 in room L129,  a Sensory Sensitive Film will be shown – the sound will be lowered, the lights left up and all in attendance are invited to bring snacks, move about and enjoy this FREE, fun event with friends and family!  Please call the library for the title of this G-rated Disney movie at 832-559-4200.

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